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Assistant Professor of Chemistry (#14-XX)

The Chemistry Department of the U. S. Air Force Academy invites applications for an assistant professor position in organic chemistry to begin approximately July 1, 2014.   The initial appointment will be for three years with successive reappointments. Responsibilities include teaching and developing general and upper level chemistry courses at the undergraduate level, establishing a research program involving undergraduate students, and service in support of the Department and Academy. The primary function of this position is to develop organic chemistry courses, as well as instruct and evaluate cadets in organic chemistry.  It requires a PhD in organic chemistry to plan and prepare lab experiments for both core and organic majors courses, as well as oversee cadet research in organic chemistry topics

Qualifications:  Applicants will be assessed based on teaching credentials, scholarship, service, and research.  A Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry is required.  Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching to include supervision of undergraduate researchers. The successful applicant must be strongly committed to teaching at the undergraduate level. Essential qualities expected of every faculty member include the personal attributes of integrity, work ethic, cooperation, initiative, and breadth of intellectual interests. 

The United States Air Force Academy, located just north of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is an undergraduate institution that awards the Bachelor of Science degree as part of its mission to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation.  Faculty applications are invited from candidates who can contribute to this mission by interacting with cadets, both in and out of the classroom, as instructors and mentors.  The Academy faculty is an integrated group of military and civilian educators.  The student body consists of approximately 4,000 men and women representing every state and several foreign countries.  The curriculum includes a core of academic and professional courses, 28 disciplinary and interdisciplinary majors, and 4 divisional majors. 

Requirements:  The selected candidate will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply
: Go to www.usajobs.gov. Type in “USAF Academy” in the “Where” box and click on “Search Jobs.” Then scroll down until you locate this position. Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae (include country of citizenship), legible copies of your official transcripts, teaching philosophy, research/scholarly interests, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references familiar with your professional work.  Applications must be received by February 24th, 2014. U. S. citizenship required.

The United States Air Force Academy values the benefits of diversity among the faculty to include a variety of educational backgrounds and professional and life experiences.  The Federal Government is an equal opportunity employer.  U.S. citizenship required.


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